Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and render our school football picks.
It will most likely be the first and only time this season we do so, as the last week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season game of NCAA soccer featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a mythical football program to boot up, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while the Titans were backed by me. We have been swapping wins on and back so it appears like its my turn for the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of the Monday night affair, I see that the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best internet sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but youre leaning within this clash onto the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, and a triumph IMO, it said a lot about both the Steelers and Titans management. Let us move to football, so will our records with this one and where the matches rely.
Recall Louisville utilized to play against competitions? They held their engineered and own several upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) owner, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out win matches and to alter the culture and worked wonders in Appalachian State. This will not happen right away as the talent level is down from theVille. This is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the chance to begin taking steps in the perfect direction.
Ive read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall as the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the protection, well, that makes me more worried. Please do tell why youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this match since the Notre Dame defense will keep them snug in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a group coming from a dismal 2-10 record last year, in which they went winless in ACC action. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and carrying a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points within the normal season and going a perfect 12-0 till they fulfilled Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, how will be a quarterback like traveling whos slow to discharge, supposed to gain some traction against a Irish defense? Particularly when he is working with a trainer and an offensive strategy that is entirely new?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and Im desperate for handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, I am happy to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports gambling, or youre just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. I will let the SBR readers that are currently making college football picks decide on this. I am the first to realize Louisville wasnt just 2-10, however 1-11 ATS and sucked last year.
Like he gave up about the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a fresh mindset and this being a national match, Satterfield will sell his team on making a statement. Louisville does have to trust not and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is only 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS, if dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you mentioned might improve as the year progresses but substituting five starters, even whenever you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it will take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be better compared to last year but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their deplorable document rendered by an trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy street chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this instance they are. Until when we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)